FRANCE'S LEADING UNIVERSITY IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES - Sciences Po
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OPEN TO THE WORLD Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France's leading university in the social sciences. For nearly 150 years, Sciences Po has educated decision-makers in the public and private sectors. Our college offers a three-year undergraduate degree that includes a year abroad at one of our 478 partner universities. There are seven graduate schools composed of 30 master's degrees and five PhD programmes. Sciences Po offers over 40 dual degrees with partner universities, including Columbia University in New York, the London School of Economics and 03 Peking University. We also provide executive education with 15 dedicated executive master's degrees and over 100 customised training programmes. Sciences Po offers a multidisciplinary, multilingual and outward looking education. In order to provide a comprehensive curriculum, Sciences Po places great emphasis on fundamental academic courses, professional training and extra-curricular activities. Sciences Po also integrates digital teaching methods into its programmes and continues to develop innovative teaching platforms, such as MOOCs. Following completion of their degree, Sciences Po graduates possess unique profiles which are highly sought by leading recruiters. 86% of Sciences Po graduates are hired within six months of graduation and 37% start their career abroad. Our goal is to open minds and develop critical thinking. We seek to provide students with the essential tools that will enable them to make sense of a complex world. We also provide students with a truly international environment. Our student community comprises 14,000 students – half are international, coming from 150 countries. As a research university, Sciences Po is focused on excellence, and demands the highest standards from faculty and students. Sciences Po also holds a high degree of social responsibility, and continues to play a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Sciences Po has an array of financial aid for students of all origins and 26% of the student body hold a scholarship.
Facts and Figures About Sciences Po 150 14,000 NATIONALITIES 04 46% STUDENTS OF STUDENTS COME FROM OUTSIDE FRANCE 478 62 PARTNER DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMMES IN UNIVERSITIES FRANCE AND IN THE WORLD MORE THAN 1 IN 4 STUDENTS IS A SCHOLARSHIP HOLDER 2 ND IN THE WORLD IN THE QS 25 RANKINGS FOR POLITICS & 28% FOREIGN LANGUAGES INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (2020) OF SCIENCES PO’S TAUGHT BUDGET IS DEDICATED TO RESEARCH MORE THAN 4,200 2,000 INSTRUCTORS WITH BACKGROUNDS STUDENTS COME ON EXCHANGE 11 IN ACADEMIA, BUSINESS EACH YEAR FROM OUR NETWORK RESEARCH OR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OF PARTNER UNIVERSITIES UNITS
90,000 Alumni Sciences Po alumni play an important role in political life, international organisations, multinational corporations, academic research, as well as in the media and art world. Notable Sciences Po alumni include: Heads of State or Government Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka, Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, Salomé Zourabichvili, 05 president of Georgia de la Géorgie, etc. French Presidents: Jacques Chirac, François Hollande, Emmanuel Macron, François Mitterrand, Georges Pompidou. French Prime Ministers: Edouard Balladur, Michel Debré, Dominique de Villepin, Lionel Jospin, Alain Juppé, Edouard Philippe, Michel Rocard, etc. Sciences Po - Atelier de cartographie, october 2015 Heads of International Organisations Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN 478 Partner Universities Secretary General, Nicole Fontaine, former President of the European Parliament, Pascal Including: Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Jean-Claude Trichet, UC Berkeley, Bocconi, Cambridge, Colegio de former President of the European Central México, Columbia, Copenhagen Business Bank, Simone Veil, former President of the School, Freie Universität Berlin, Fudan, European Parliament, etc. Humboldt-Universität, Instituto de Empresa, King’s College, Keio, London School of Business and Finance Economics, McGill, MGIMO, MIT, National Alexandre Bompard, CEO of Carrefour, Agathe Bousquet, CEO of Publicis France, University of Singapore, Northwestern, Oxford, Maëlle Gavet, COO of Compass Inc, Jean Peking University, Princeton, Tsinghua, Lemierre, Chairman of BNP Paribas, University of British Columbia, University of Françoise Mercadal-Delasalles, CEO of Credit Cape Town, University of Chicago, University du Nord, Laurence Parisot, Vice-President of IFOP, François Riahi, CEO of Natixis, Sibyle of Ghana, University of Hong Kong, University Veil, President of Radio France, etc. of São Paulo, University of Sydney, University of Tokyo, Uppsala, Waseda, etc. Academia, Journalism, Literature and Arts Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, historian, member of the Académie française, Stanley Hoffmann, professor emeritus at Harvard University, Jean-Marie Colombani, former president of Le Monde, Michèle Cotta, journalist, Marcel Proust, novelist, Christian Dior, fashion designer, etc.
06 DISCOVER OUR MULTICULTURAL CAMPUSES Sciences Po’s 7 campuses are home to a tight-knit multicultural student community and feature a vibrant intellectual and associative student life. Dijon Campus Menton Campus Located in the region of Burgundy in Established in the French Riviera city a magnificent 19th century building, of Menton in 2005, the campus is the Dijon campus was created in 2001. located in an entirely renovated 19th century building overlooking the Le Havre Campus Mediterranean. On the coast of Normandy, Le Havre has hosted a campus since 2007. Paris Campus Located at the entrance to the port, Located in the heart of the French the Le Havre campus stands out for capital in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés its all-glass architecture and the red neighbourhood near the Louvre and white lightship docked in front Museum, the Seine and the of it. Luxembourg Gardens, the Paris campus is the birthplace of Paris campus: our new site at 1 Saint- Sciences Po, the site where the Thomas in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood institution was founded in 1872. Living in France Students attending university in France are exposed to French culture in their daily lives. The attractiveness of France as a study destination for international students continues to grow in 2018, with nearly two-thirds (64%) of respondents in a recent Campus France survey listing France as the first non-English speaking destination. In 2018, Paris came in 5th place in the QS Best Student Cities ranking.
Poitiers Campus Opened in 2010, the campus is Dijon in the region of Burgundy located in the heart of the historical city of Poitiers in the Hôtel Chaboureau, a renovated building dating from the 15th Century. Le Havre on the coast of Normandy Nancy in the region of Lorraine The historical city of Poitiers Nancy Campus Established in the region of Lorraine in 2000, the Nancy campus is located in a prestigious Reims in the heart of the Champagne region 18th century heritage site, the Hôtel des Missions Royales. Reims Campus In the heart of the Champagne region, the Reims campus opened in September 2010 in the “Cité des Rois”. Menton in the French Riviera
08 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES The Bachelor of Arts at Sciences Po The Civic Learning Programme A multidisciplinary education in the humanities and social sciences Educate enlightened citizens All undergraduate students engage in a civic engagement Accessible after passing the Courses offered by the over the three years of the Baccalaureate (or its equivalent undergraduate college allow Bachelor's degree. The abroad), the Sciences Po students to grasp the challenges Civic Learning Programme Undergraduate College offers a and evolutions of contemporary is a chance to learn and Bachelor’s degree (Bac+3) that takes societies, and offer them the tools to understand citizenship and place over three years, on one of the think critically and act ethically. The social responsibility through institution’s seven campuses. goal is to educate enlightened and a community internship inventive citizens who work towards that emphasises autonomy, Founded in the study of humanities the common good. consensus building and and social sciences, the education personal ethic. spans across six main disciplines - law, economics, humanities, history, political science and sociology - supplemented by artistic and scientific disciplines. In addition to teaching, field experience is encouraged within the framework of the Civic Learning Programme, study trips, internships, simulations, association and union activities.
A progressive and An Unprecedented Dual international curriculum Degree Two years in France and one year abroad A new type of dual degree, the Bachelor of Arts and Undergraduates spend their first Sciences, offers unprecedented 09 two years on a Sciences Po campus interdisciplinary dual bachelor's before pursuing their third and final degrees which combine the year at one of Sciences Po’s 478 study of hard sciences with partner universities. On all campuses, human and social sciences. students choose a multidisciplinary At the end of this four-year major - Economy & Society, Political programme, students obtain a Humanities, or Politics & Government. Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Each campus offers a different from Sciences Po and a regional concentration that anchors Bachelor's degree from the students' intellectual objectives: partner university (see page Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, 13). Middle East-Mediterranean, and North America. • First year: Learning the • Third year: Students spend their fundamentals their year abroad. Undergraduate students are They have the choice between introduced to the disciplines and a full year of study exchange at methods taught at Sciences Po one of Sciences Po's 478 partner – economics, history, humanities, universities, or a hybrid year with law, political science, and a semester of internship. sociology. Certain courses are related to the regional concentra- tions offered on each campus. One degree, countless opportunities • Second year: Acquiring intellectual autonomy Upon completion of the BA, Students choose a major – graduates are equipped to enter Economy & Society, Political the job market, or pursue graduate Humanities, or Politics & studies at one of Sciences Po's Government –, explore a range seven graduate schools or any of the of multidisciplinary courses, and world's most competitive universities. interact with the research Common fields of study include methodologies linked to their communications, economics, finance, chosen major. international affairs, journalism, law, organisational behaviour, and public affairs.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 10 5 European Programme, Our Regional Concentrations Franco-German concentration 1 Nancy Campus 4 2 5 Focus on the European Union, specifically on the relationship between 1 Europe-Asia Programme France and Germany 6 Le Havre Campus 3 Programme taught in French, with courses in English and German F ocus on Asia and its relations with Europe and the world Foreign language study in French, German, English, Spanish, Russian and Programme taught in English Swedish oreign language study in Chinese, F 7 Dual Bachelor’s degrees with Freie Korean and Japanese Universität Berlin and University ual Bachelor’s degrees with D College London Columbia University, Keio University, National University of Singapore, 6 University of California Berkeley, European Programme, University of Hong Kong, and 4 urope-North America E Central and Eastern Europe University of Sydney concentration Programme Reims Campus Dijon Campus 2 General Programme Focus on North America Focus on the European Union, its borders Paris Campus and neighbouring states Programme taught in English Programme taught in French, Programme taught in French, with classes Foreign language study in Arabic, with courses in English in English Italian, German, Spanish and French Dual Bachelor's degrees with as a foreign language Foreign language study in English, University College London, Université German, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Dual Bachelor’s degrees with Paris 1, Sorbonne Université, l'Institut Polish, Romanian, Czech, Russian, and Columbia University, National de Physique du Globe de Paris and the French as a foreign language University of Singapore, University University of Paris (Bachelor of Arts Dual Bachelor’s degree with University of British Columbia, University of and Sciences) College London California Berkeley, University of Hong Kong, University of Sydney, and 3 Europe-Latin America University of Reims Champagne- 7 iddle Eastern and M Programme Ardenne (Bachelor of Arts and Sciences) Mediterranean Programme Poitiers Campus Menton Campus Focus on Latin America Focus on the Middle East, the Europe-Africa Programme Programme taught in French, with Mediterranean and Gulf states courses in English, Spanish and Reims Campus Programme taught in English or in French Portuguese Focus on Africa Foreign language study in Arabic, Turkish, Foreign language study in English, Programme taught in French the first Hebrew and Italian Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and year, bilingual the second year French as a foreign language Dual Bachelor’s degrees with Columbia Foreign language study in Arabic, University, National University of Dual Bachelor’s degree with Portuguese and Swahili Singapore, University of British Columbia, University College London Dual Bachelor's degrees with University of California Berkeley, Columbia University, University of University College London, University of British Columbia, University of Hong Hong Kong, and University of Sydney Kong, and University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (Bachelor of Arts and Sciences)
11 Students dancing at the Collégiades 2018 tournament in Reims
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 12 International Dual Bachelor’s Degrees Two years at Sciences Po + two years at the partner university Sciences Po offers dual Bachelor’s degrees with nine of the world’s leading universities, allowing students to study as fully- integrated members of two distinct academic cultures. Students are recruited from all over the world and benefit from a unique international experience combining the strengths and academic specialties of both institutions. The first two years of all dual Bachelor’s programmes take place on one of Sciences Po’s campuses. In years 3 and 4 at the partner university, students pursue a major offered by the host institution. Upon successful completion of the two curricula, students graduate with two Bachelor’s degrees, offering exceptional access to prestigious graduate studies or to entry into the job market. Dual Degree with Dual Degree with Dual Degree with the Columbia University Keio University (Tokyo, University of British (New York, USA) Japan) Columbia (Vancouver, Sciences Po campuses: Reims, S ciences Po campus: Le Havre Canada) Menton, Le Havre Students spend two years at Keio, S ciences Po campuses: Reims, In New York, students choose a major where they study Economics and Menton, Le Havre offered at Columbia Japanese language and culture In Vancouver, students choose from a Programme in English with no prior Programme in English, no prior study choice of five majors: Economics, study of French required of Japanese or French required Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology Dual Degree with Dual Degree with the Programme in English with no prior Freie Universität Berlin National University of study of French required (Germany) Singapore (NUS) Dual Degree with the S ciences Po campus: Nancy S ciences Po campuses: Reims, Menton, Le Havre University of California In Berlin, students pursue a major in In Singapore, students choose from Berkeley (USA) Political Science four majors: Economics, History, S ciences Po campuses: Reims, Trilingual programme (French, Political Science, or Sociology Menton, Le Havre German, English) Programme in English with no prior At UC Berkeley, students choose from study of French required a large array of majors offerings Programme in English with no prior study of French required
Dual Bachelor's Degrees in France Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne: Applied Mathematics & Social Sciences 13 Two years in Paris: programme in social sciences at Dual Degree with Sciences Po, and training in applied mathematics (algebra, University College London (UK) analysis, statistics) and computer science at Paris 1 One year abroad at a partner university of Sciences Po or S ciences Po campuses: Dijon, Menton, Université Paris 1 Nancy, Paris, Poitiers In London, students choose from one Sorbonne Université: Social Sciences & Literary of six majors: Economics, History, Humanities International Relations, Law, Philosophy, T wo years in Paris: programme in social sciences at or Politics Sciences Po, and courses in literature, philosophy or history at Sorbonne Université Programme available entirely in French or One year abroad at a partner university of Sciences Po or in English. A mixed English/French track Sorbonne Université available as well Dual Degree in Human & Social Sciences and Geoscience Dual Degree with the with the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP): University of Hong Kong "Policies of the Earth" S ciences Po campuses: Reims, Menton, Offered on the Paris campus, this dual degree links geosciences and social sciences. Le Havre 3 years in Paris: programme in social sciences at Sciences Po, In Hong Kong, students choose among training in geoscience at IPGP, interdisciplinary courses from three areas of study: Business, Social both institutions Sciences, or the Arts 1 year abroad at a partner university Programme in English, no prior knowledge of Chinese or French required Dual Degree in Human & Social Sciences and Life Science with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA): "Environment, Society and Sustainability" Dual Degree with the Offered on the Reims campus, this dual degree links life University of Sydney (Australia) sciences and social sciences. S ciences Po campuses: Reims, Menton, 3 years in Reims: programme in the social sciences at Le Havre Sciences Po, courses in life science at URCA, interdisciplinary courses at both institutions In Sydney, students choose one of three 1 year abroad at a partner university Bachelor tracks: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Economics, or Bachelor of Dual Degree in Life & Social Sciences and Mathematics / Political, Economic and Social Sciences Computer Science with the University of Paris: Programme in English with no prior study "Algorithms & Decisions" of French required 3 years in Paris: programme in social sciences at Sciences Po, training in mathematics/computer science at the University of Paris, interdisciplinary courses from both institutions 1 year abroad at a partner university Dual Degree in Life & Social Sciences with the University of Paris: "Politics of Life and Identities" 3 years in Paris: programme in social sciences at Sciences Po, courses in life science at the University of Paris, and interdisciplinary courses from both institutions 1 year abroad at a partner university
14 GRADUATE STUDIES Seven graduate schools that prepare for professional life Graduate studies at Sciences Po are hosted within seven schools, all located on our campus in Paris. The seven schools offer a wide variety of master's programmes that take place over two years, all tailored to the professional world. We also offer international dual degrees, in which students spend one year at Sciences Po and one year abroad at the partner university. Graduate studies at Sciences Po are based on common principles of internationalisation, active pedagogy, academic theory and applied project work. 30 Master's programmes One-year Master's are open to students with a Bachelor's programmes degree or equivalent. All Master's programmes are two-years-long, with deliver an intensive curriculum four 12-week semesters. During the designed for young second year, one semester is spent professionals who want to completing an internship or a field develop the expertise necessary PhD programmes study, writing a Master's thesis, or to accelerate their careers. offer solid training in research. studying at a partner university. Programmes are offered in Students study for their PhD in one Programmes are taught in French or English and in French. of Sciences Po’s 11 research centres. English; some require both languages. Certain programmes allow for a gap year between year 1 and 2; some also allow students to complete an apprenticeship during the second year.
SCIENCES PO'S GRADUATE SCHOOLS 15 Sciences Po School of Sciences Po Paris School of Management & Innovation International Affairs (PSIA) The School of Management & Innovation trains students The Paris School of International Affairs offers a for positions in consulting/auditing, banking/finance/ comprehensive education in international affairs. insurance, marketing/communications, human resources, Graduates embark on careers in international regulations and compliance, and the creative industries. organisations, NGOs, public administration, research institutes, etc. Master in International Management and Sustainability (ENG) Master in International Security (ENG) Master in Finance and Strategy (FR) * Master in International Governance and Diplomacy (ENG) Master in Organisational Behaviour and Human Master in International Economic Policy (ENG) Resources (FR) * Master in International Development (ENG) Master in Marketing: New Luxury & Art de Vivre (ENG) Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (ENG) Master in Marketing and Society (FR) Master in Environmental Policy (ENG) Master in Communications, Media and Master in International Energy (ENG) Creative Industries (FR & ENG) * Master in Journalism and International Affairs (ENG) Master in Innovation and Digital Transformation (FR) Master in Advanced Global Studies (one-year Joint Master of Law & Finance (FR) programme - ENG) Master in Corporate Strategy (one-year programme - ENG) International Dual Master’s Degrees with Bocconi University (Italy), Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) (USA), Freie Universität Berlin International Dual Master's Degrees with Fudan (Germany), Georgetown University Law School (USA), University (China), Fundação Getulio Varga-Escola de King's College London (United Kingdom), London School Administração de Empresas (Brazil), University of of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (United Pennsylvania Law School (USA), University of St. Gallen Kingdom), MGIMO (Russia), Peking University (China), (Switzerland), Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden), Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden), University Bocconi University (Italy). of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Dual Master's Degrees in France (FR) with Strate Dual Master's Degrees in France (FR) with Sorbonne (Sèvres), AgroParisTech (Paris), ISAE-SUPAERO (Higher université (Paris), Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan (Military Institute of Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Academy), AgroParisTech (Paris). Toulouse).
Sciences Po School of Sciences Po Law School Public Affairs The Law School educates high-calibre legal professionals with the skills to adapt and flourish in a The School of Public Affairs educates public affairs constantly changing professional environment. professionals who understand multiple layers of Graduates become lawyers, work in business, governance. Graduates can pursue a wide range of careers economic regulation agencies or the judiciary. worldwide, spanning the public and private sectors and the local to global levels. Master in Economic Law (FR & ENG) 16 Master in European Affairs (FR & ENG) * Master in Judicial and Legal Careers (FR) Master in Public Policy (FR & ENG) * Joint Master of Law and Finance (FR) Master in Public Affairs (one-year programme - ENG) LL.M. in Transnational Arbitration and Master in Arts & Politics (one-year programme - FR) Dispute Settlement (one-year programme - ENG) International Dual Master’s Degrees with Bocconi University (Italy), Columbia School of International and Sciences Po Urban School Public Affairs (SIPA) (USA), Freie Universität Berlin The Urban School prepares students for urban (Germany), Fudan University (China), Graduate School of governance in all its forms. Graduates find Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance (Germany), employment in the public, private and non-profit Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), sectors at the local, national and international levels. London School of Economics (United Kingdom), Munk School of Global Affairs (Canada), University of St-Gallen (Switzerland), University of Tokyo (Japan). Master in Governing the Large Metropolis (ENG) Dual Master's Degrees in France (FR) with École du Master in Governing Ecological Transitions in Louvre (Paris), HEC Paris, AgroParisTech (Paris), ISAE- SUPAERO (Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space European Cities (ENG) Engineering, Toulouse) and Saint-Cyr Coëquidan (Military Master in Regional and Urban Planning (FR) * Academy). Urban Planning Programme (FR) Sciences Po School of Research International Dual Master’s Degrees with the London School of Economics (United Kingdom), El The School of Research offers research-based Master's Colegio de México (Mexico) and Bocconi University and PhD programmes in law, economics, history, political (Italy). science and sociology. Graduates pursue teaching or Dual Master's Degrees in France with AgroParisTech research careers and senior positions in international (Paris), ISAE-SUPAERO (Higher Institute of organisations, consulting firms and businesses. Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Toulouse). Master's and PhD degrees in Economics, History, Law, Political Science and Sociology (FR & ENG) Sciences Po School of Journalism The School of Journalism prepares students for careers in Dual Master’s Degrees in France with École du Louvre, all sectors of the news media – written press, radio, Inalco, and Sorbonne University (France). television and the web. The programmes combine a solid International Dual PhD Degrees with Columbia University foundation in the social sciences and practice-focused (USA), International Max Planck Research School instruction provided by media professionals. (Germany), Northwestern University (USA) and the University of Cologne (Germany). M aster in Journalism (FR) * Joint Master in Journalism and International Affairs (ENG) *Master's progammes in which it is possible to pursue an apprenticeship. Dual Master's degree in Journalism with Columbia Journalism School (New York).
CAREERS Sciences Po graduates are highly sought after by employers in both the private and public sectors. 17 COMMON PROFESSIONS FOR SCIENCES PO GRADUATES INCLUDE: Audit and Consulting: 19% of graduates Public Administration, Public Sector: 17% of graduates International Organisations: 43% 8% of graduates Banking, Finance: 8% of graduates ARE RECRUITED PRIOR TO GRADUATION NGOs, Associations: 6% of graduates Sciences Po Graduates in the International Job Market AFRICA 17% ASIA / 14% 55% EUROPEAN UNION AUSTRALASIA (OUTSIDE OF FRANCE) 37% LATIN 4% 10% OF ALUMNI BEGIN AMERICA THEIR CAREER NORTH OUTSIDE OF FRANCE AMERICA Figures based on a 2020 employment survey of Sciences Po graduates (Class of 2018)
SCIENCES PO 18 CAREER SERVICES Sciences Po Careers support Sciences Po students and graduates in their professional development, starting from their first year as undergraduates and until two years post graduation. Key figures Preparing for professional life Connecting students and Internships: search, monitoring, employers legislation Recruitment events (job fairs, 20,000 internship and job offers Workshops on a vast variety of subjects, dispensed by professionals corporate presentations, case studies) (CV and cover letter; job interview Posting of internships and job offers 8,900 monitored internships simulations; career building...). Liaising with top employers. Guidance starting the first 240 professional integration workshops year of study Individual advice and guidance; More than profile tests and assessments Organisation of roundtables for 1,000 individual interviews per year specific professions or geographic areas Events (conferences, presentations, seminars...) to raise awareness and transmit skills related to orientation and the job market.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Sciences Po educates decision-makers for the public and private sector in France and worldwide. After graduation, 97% of students find employment within a year of completing their degree, with 86% finding work in less than six months (Graduate Employability Survey, 2018). 19 Where our graduates work Strategy/Development, Marketing & Communications Legal Careers Audit/Consulting, Finance NGOs, multinational corporations, Attorneys, barristers or solicitors Consulting and audit firms media outlets, public institutions, Legal departments of major Banking and finance industries, or in fashion houses, industrial companies corporate management, strategy and manufacturers Legal experts in European or business development positions Consulting firms specialised in international organisations, both Financial regulatory authorities communications, marketing and governmental and non-governmental advertising Public Administration Careers in Urban Affairs & Politics Press, Media & Publishing Consulting firms, architectural firms Television, radio, press agencies, and design offices EU institutions newspapers, the web, etc. Local governments or international National and local government authorities in France organisations, development or urban International Cooperation planning agencies, and in property Large companies that do business with public authorities or focus on & Development development European issues World governance, intergovernmental Social housing and real estate organisations such as the OECD, UN, Human Resources & IMF, WTO, World Bank, etc. Research & Think-Tanks Employee Relations Non-governmental organisations Academia Public or private organisations in Research institutions fields such as HR development, HR Entrepreneurship Think-tanks communications or employee Start-ups, management of companies relations or lead entrepreneurial projects within But also Recruitment firms, human resource public or private organisations Environment, CSR consulting firms or corporate Technology, Data, IT management positions Culture and Film
20 ADMISSIONS Our admission procedures are designed to give all talents their best chance to integrate Sciences Po. Candidates are given the opportunity to tell us about themselves, express their motivation, academic and professional goals, and put forth their strengths, foreign language skills and extracurricular activities. The selection of candidates is based on students’ background and experience as well as their motivation and academic excellence. Undergraduate Admissions Student’s Background Platform to Apply 4 Evaluations for Admission Your application will be reviewed I will obtain a French I apply via Parcoursup through 4 evaluations graded out Baccalaureate, either of 20: in France or abroad 1/ Marks obtained on the French Baccalaureate exams or foreign equivalent 2/ Academic results obtained over I will obtain a foreign I apply on Sciences Po’s website the last three years of secondary secondary school degree directly school (high school diploma or 3/ Three essays (academic equivalent) background and interests, motivation, personal statement) 4/ Remote interview What is the admissions procedure for CEP students (Conventions Education Prioritaire)? Candidates from CEP-approved high schools (France only) follow the same admissions procedure and apply through a specific access route on the Parcoursup portal. Undergraduate Dual Degrees Dual degree admission is managed jointly by Sciences Po and the partner university. Depending on each programme, interested students must apply either via Parcoursup or via the Sciences Po portal, or via the partner university's website. See our website for more information.
Graduate Admissions Master's Programmes Procedures Who Can Apply? Application Process Students who have completed or Online application International procedure are completing their undergraduate 21 education outside of France Students who have completed or Online application, followed French procedure are completing their undergraduate by an interview education in France (Bac+3) Young graduates (Bachelor’s or Online application One-Year Master’s programmes Master’s degree) with previous procedure professional experience and early-to- mid career professionals. Please visit our website for specific admissions procedures PhD programmes procedure Students holding a Master’s Online application degree, post-graduate degree or an equivalent degree. Graduate Dual Degrees Sciences Po has partnered with internationally renowned universities to offer dual degree programmes at the Master's and PhD levels. Nearly all dual degree programmes are taught in English. Please visit our website for specific Dual Degree admission procedures. Admission Decisions International admission decisions are announced on a rolling basis, from December through to mid-June of every year. The decision will be sent within 3 months of the date of submission of the application. French admission decisions are announced in May/June following the application submission.
22 TUITION FEES At Sciences Po, we believe that financial barriers should never get in the way of Tuition Fee Table for Students of the education. Tuition fees are relatively European Economic Area lower than other world-class universities as a result of our proactive social policy to be an open and inclusive university. Annual income Undergraduate Graduate Tuition fees are determined according to per part Tuition Fees Tuition Fees parents' tax residence rather than the student's nationality: €66,584 and over €10,700 €14,700 Students whose parents' tax residence is €43,250 to €66,583 €8,590 €12,360 within the European Economic Area pay €36,250 to €43,249 €6,880 €10,240 fees according to a sliding scale, from €0 to €10,700/year for the undergraduate €30,250 to €36,249 €5,640 €8,560 programmes and from €0 to €14,700/year for the graduate programmes. €25,250 to €30,249 €4,490 €6,840 €21,250 to €25,249 €3,330 €5,010 Students whose parents' tax residence falls outside of the European Economic €19,584 to €21,249 €2,160 €3,360 Area will pay fees of €10,700/year for the undergraduate programmes and €14,700 €18,984 to €19,583 €2,000 €2,700 for the graduate programmes. €18,600 € to €18,983 €1,630 €2,270 €18,250 € to €18,599 €1,370 €2,050 Did you know? €17,250 to €18,249 €1,100 €1,840 €16,250 to €17,249 €850 €1,380 In 2018, 33% of all Sciences Po €14,250 to €16,249 €540 €920 students paid no tuition fees at all. €12,584 to €14,249 €320 €530 Exemption is granted to CROUS scholarship holders, to non- €0 to €12,583 €0 €0 scholarship holders from a low- income household, as well as to Tuition fees for the 2020-21 academic year any student with a disability. Please visit our website for specific One-Year Master, Dual Degree, PhD and Summer School tuition fees.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID 23 To ensure that all students admitted to Sciences Po can smoothly and successfully complete their studies, Sciences Po has substantially expanded its social aid policy. European students Non-European European students receiving the Students CROUS scholarship are not only A large number of scholarships and exempt from paying tuition fees, but financial aid opportunities are also receive a significant top-up grant available for non-European students, from Sciences Po. Although European amongst them: students are only eligible for the CROUS scholarship starting in their second year of living in France, The Emile Boutmy Sciences Po substitutes the CROUS Scholarship scholarship during their first year of studies. This scholarship is awarded by Sciences Po to first-time applicants Sciences Po also offers financial aid from outside the European Economic to European students with limited Area who demonstrate academic household income but who are not excellence and fulfill the profile eligible for the CROUS scholarship. requirements. This scholarship can take the form of a partial or full tuition Emile Boutmy scholars What is a CROUS fee waiver and in some cases an scholarship? additional cost of living scholarship. European students who have Eiffel Scholarship studied in France for at least The Eiffel Scholarship is awarded by one year are eligible to apply the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the CROUS need-based to candidates from emerging scholarship. These need-based countries.Other scholarships and scholarships are awarded by financial aid are available for students the French Ministry of Higher from outside the European Economic Education and Research to Area, among them the Mastercard students under 28 years of age Foundation Scholars Program, depending on family situation the Campus France Scholarship, and household income. In 2018, and more. 26% of Sciences Po students were CROUS scholarship holders.
HOUSING, 24 WELFARE & SUPPORT Student Housing The Sciences Po Housing Service can help you with your search for accommodation. Our staff will guide you towards the housing solution that best suits your needs. Various partnerships have been established allowing eligible students to receive accommodation in student residences. Student Welfare and Support Sciences Po's Student Welfare and Support Office offers: Information on the social security system and the healthcare system Help with applying for housing benefits with the French governmental agency CAF One-off emergency financial assistance under specific conditions Help finding a student job Help and information on your administrative formalities Disability and Accessibility If you have a temporary or permanent disability or disabling health condition, Sciences Po will ensure that you receive the necessary support and adjustments to complete your chosen programme and immerse yourself in student life. In 2020, 336 students with a disability studied at Sciences Po.
SUMMER SCHOOL Two programmes, one unforgettable summer 25 The Summer School is an opportunity for students from all over the world to discover Sciences Po over the course of the summer. Participants have the opportunity to experience Sciences Po’s academic environment and to become a part of its international community. It features two distinct programmes: the University Programme, for university students and graduates, and the Pre-College Programme, for secondary school students. THE WINTER The University Programme SCHOOL The University Programme takes place on (ONLINE) the Paris campus in two separate, four-week sessions during the months of June and July. In January 2021, the Summer School Students have the choice to attend one or is also offering an online Winter both sessions. Through its intensive School session during the winter academic programme, participants may break. Please visit our website for delve into Sciences Po’s core social sciences more information. disciplines, study French language and culture, or mix both subjects. The Pre-College Programme The Pre-College Programme introduces secondary students to student life and academics at Sciences Po during two two- week sessions on both the Paris and Reims campuses. Open to students who are at least 15 years old at the time of the programme and enrolled in secondary school the following Fall.
26 STUDENT LIFE Over 275 associations A whole range of There are a thousand and one cultural and sporting reasons to participate in community life! Culture, environment, activities education, solidarity, discovery, There are a thousand and one reflections and debates are just reasons to participate in community some of the diverse fields in which life! Culture, environment, more than 275 associations take education, solidarity, discovery, action on a daily basis on all of our reflections and debates are just seven campuses. some of the diverse fields in which more than 275 associations take action on a daily basis on all of our seven campuses. Members of the Bollywood dance club, a student association on the Le Havre campus. 1,500 events per year Athletic competitions, festivals, public speaking competitions, theme weeks, art exhibitions: over 1,500 associative events make our campuses vibrate every day! Every year, the Collégiades at Sciences Po Students in the Sciences Po for Africa gather students from the seven campuses association (ASPA) on the Reims campus. for athletic and artistic competitions. Students in the group project Dance on the Nancy campus.
Outstanding conference speakers Leading figures from politics, business and academia regularly make presentations or participate in conferences at Sciences Po. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc. Recent visitors have included Edouard Philippe, former Prime Minister of France, Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ban Ki-Moon, former Secretary- General of the UN, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, Condoleeza Rice, former United States Secretary of State, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Joseph Stiglitz, American Economist, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, Alexis Tsipras, Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. former Prime Minister of Greece. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Paul Smith, Fashion Designer. Joseph Stiglitz, Economist.
RESEARCH 28 AT SCIENCES PO At Sciences Po, more than 250 faculty members in the fields of humanities and social sciences study transformations at work in the modern world and the challenges they represent. With a firm focus on the major challenges facing society, research conducted at Sciences Po fuels and enhances public debate on issues such as public health, education, urban development, security, the environment and democracy all over the world. Research by the numbers 250 academics 11 research centres 140 visiting researchers worldwide in Politics & 2 ND International Studies (2020 QS Rankings) 360 PhD students 70 theses defended annually 40% of international PhD students
Our Fields of Study Research Centres and 29 Programmes The research of our permanent faculty utilizes cutting-edge tools to further questions and develop knowledge in five major disciplines. Beyond traditional study, each discipline Faculty members conduct their work in explores new questions, such as: eleven research centres (seven of which are affiliated with the French National Centre for In Law: the globalization of legal practices, intellectual Scientific Research - CNRS): Centre for Socio- property in the digital age, protection of the Political Data (CDSP), Centre d’études environment and the commons; européennes (CEE), Centre for International Studies and Research CERI), Centre de In Economics, many research projects aim to revisit Recherches Politiques (CEVIPOF), Centre for behavioural economics via the cognitive dimensions of History, Centre for the Sociology of economic choices or game theory; Organisations (CSO), Economics Department, Law School, the medialab, and the Centre for In History: micro-history and comparative history Studies in Social Change (OSC). The approaches are developed in connection with global Observatoire Français des Conjonctures history; Economiques (OFCE) rounds out this network. In Political Science, issues surrounding the questioning of democracies and the emergence of populism in In addition to these units, there are five major connection with citizens’ confidence in elites are cross-cutting research programmes: LIEPP explored; (Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d’évaluation In Sociology, in addition to studying the fundamental des politiques publiques), DIME-SHS question of inequalities, studies on gender and the (Données Infrastructures et Méthodes environment take on a particular scale. d'Enquête en Sciences Humaines et Sociales, The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Finally, each subject strives to further develop Coping with Instability in Market Societies Sciences Po's interdisciplinary tradition. (MaxPo), The “Cities are back in town” programme, PRESAGE, Research and Teaching Programme on Genre Studies.
30 EXECUTIVE EDUCATION Reveal through Transformative education professional training It is becoming clearer each day Custom programmes are tailored to that established knowledge and meet the specific needs of your Facts and Figures past experiences are no longer organisation. After mapping out and sufficient to face the current analysing the strategic issues to changes taking place in our society. For this reason, Sciences address, we work closely with you to craft a curriculum in line with your 40 years of expertise Po Executive Education learning objectives. This collaborative established its mission to accompany executives, directors, approach ensures you develop the necessary skills and talents that will 100 customised training programmes every year and leaders in the public and initiate, contribute and accelerate your private sector through their process of professional organisation’s transformation. 4,000 participants every year transformation and development. Our pedagogy combines Expertise Sciences Po's expertise in the Digital transformation of organisations social sciences and Public administration interdisciplinary perspective with International relations a firm foundation in professional Human engineering and “soft skills” realities. This unique outlook Leadership and management forms the basis of our 200 Management and public relations academic programmes, including degree-granting programmes, Communications and media certificate programmes, and Human resources short or customized training Social protection and health programmes, which serve over Business strategy and management 4,000 participants each year. Territorial transformations, real estate and energy
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